Saturday, March 27, 2010

mental note to self

What's up with this sadness and all..?
Have been teaching for almost 11 years and should now be used to this.
I conclude am not really sad. Just hope to be remembered..
But why?
I have hundreds of students who I've taught before and are not in touch with me. And life has gone by just fine.
So, enough of this.
It's kindof pathetic really..

that time of the year

This same time last year I said `goodbye' to my students in class.
Did that again last week but minus the `drama'. It hit me hard last time for some reason and glad i didn't have to endure such `pain' like before this time round.
Maybe I'm learning to take things as a natural process, no matter how attached I have gotten to some.. Maybe I'm not that close to some of them this year.. Maybe I'm shutting off the feelings of sadness to see them leave..
Some relationships last even after we part and some don't. That's normal I tell myself on days when I think I've been forgotten by them.
Soon, this batch of students will start leading their lives in another part of the world and may eventually forget me too. And I should not be upset about that.
I should just pray that they lead good and meaningful lives and be proud to know that I was once a part of their life.
For now, it's still not goodbye yet..

Sunday, March 21, 2010

9 days of relaxation..

My one week of hols was spent quite well I have to say.. 4 days in Hong Kong (2 days of travel.. :p) was great and got to chill with Julie even tho hubby and I went sight-seeing on our own.. It's been a while since I travelled to another country and seeing how people lead their lives in another place is most often an eye opener.. one thing is they walk really fast and the women are so stylish.. - those I saw in the MRT that is. And the trains are plenty, on time and so efficient! What a far cry from what we have here in Msia.. Maybe if we had another extra day (and some extra cash) we would have gone a bit further around HK.. but there's always a next time.. :)

Besides that, this holiday has also again brought me online a lot, facebook mostly.. I'm trying to not be too hooked on it but its hard.. Sadly, reading other ppls status seems to be the highlight of my day at times.. haha.. Am also pretty aware that the things u write on fb may be construed differently so one has to be careful.. sometimes I just write on impulse and end up putting my foot in my mouth cuz when i read it back, realize it could be understood otherwise! Ooops! The pen is truly mightier than the sword..

Now it's less than 24 hours till I set my foot back on KMB soil.. and I'm trying to catch up on some work.. (am so doing last minute work).. Funny how we plan things to do - with a list- and end up doing so little on the list (at least I did some).. I didn't even spend much time on reading.. and do I have a lot of books that I've started but not finished... sheesh...

As much as I love holidays.. I still do love working and kinda looking forward to going back to that work routine.. seriously? Seriously. ;)

Aging?

Something I've been discussing in class with my kids lately has led me to think of the many possibilities that all of us have in life. ...